This expedition will immerse you in the strengths and weaknesses of Delhi’s education system. Education in Delhi is the focus of Effect.org’s work; you’ll speak with nonprofits and visit Effect.org Schools to see ideas in action. You’ll then create tech-focused solutions to Effect’s biggest issues in our education hackathon.
During this expedition, a team of volunteers will participate in an incredible opportunity to see and understand education in India at a grassroots level. Since 2010, Effect.org has been working in India to create quality, affordable education. With Effect.org staff, you’ll visit our schools, learn about various education models, and failures & successes of the the education system.
The team’s biggest goal is to leverage each individual’s technical skills during a Hackathon. You’ll spend 4 days learning about the barriers that Effect Schools faces and the Hackathon working on solutions.
Whether you are a marketer, HR, developer or have other skills, every professional background assists in making this hackathon successful!
Travel through New Delhi visiting Effect.org schools, learning about education models, and successes & failures of India’s education system.
Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you will come up with solutions to barriers that are presented by Effect Schools. Coder, marketer, designer, all skills are needed to make this happen.
You’ll have the chance to see and understand how education works in India. Working with nonprofits and applying your everyday skills, you’ll create solutions to help change communities. Most importantly, you will see the consequences that exists when there are barriers to education.
Working directly with Effect Schools, you’ll help with the biggest problems they face. Your projects will be provided with grant funding so the ideas are actually implemented.
A British native, Nicole handles Effect.org’s strategy. She started her career shaping lifestyle brands in London. After working closely with nonprofits, she knew she wanted to use her branding, marketing and strategic skills to give the silenced a voice. A writer and avid reader, she has a way with words. Nicole is big on multitasking, loves to laugh and is training for her first half marathon.
Starting her career in marketing and events for corporate america, Sandy turned her attention to international development when she moved to India and scaled programs centered around Social Enterprise throughout the country. Sandy administered and created programs both helping the homeless and preventing homelessness in her hometown of Turlock, CA. Sandy has a true passion for everything India, is addicted to coffee and loves boxing, reading, and travel!
Hailing from a small town in Idaho (USA), Casey’s love of international development started at age 19, as he lead others in life changing activities in Albania for 2 years. He started Effect.org in 2010, opening a school in rural Bihar, India. Passionate about filmmaking, he produced Stolen Innocence, a documentary exposing human trafficking. In 2015, Casey led the largest volunteer group rebuilding after the Nepal earthquake. An outdoor fanatic, Casey is happiest in the mountains and loves getting out on his bicycle.